Even if Zardari claims that the corruption charges were politically motivated used to smear him then it wasn't only Pakistani officials who alleged that he is corrupt. Other International governments have also charged Bhutto's husband with corruption. Zardari, who was made Federal Minister for Investment and Environment accountable only to his wife, was rumored to be receiving millions of dollars in bribes from a range of foreign corporations doing business with Pakistan, and had earned the street sobriquet of "Mr Ten Percent." His largest deal allegedly involved a Middle East gold dealer who deposited $10 million into one of Zardari's bank accounts after the government gave him a monopoly on gold imports. Troubling for many Pakistanis, who have a per capita income of about $2,000, was a $4 million mansion he bought in Britain's Surrey under an assumed name and about which Benazir claimed to know nothing. She had herself even suggested that perhaps he bought it for another woman. She also denied knowing anything about the beyond-opulent diamond necklace in a bank box paid for by her husband.
Some Bhutto supporters contend that the former prime minister was a woman wronged by her husband, who was being unfairly blamed for his crimes. Zardari has enough money to purchase his own country. In a recent article Tom Plate wrote, "Predictably, Mrs Bhutto's final will and testament, just made public, underscores her sense of entitlement as she shamelessly denotes her husband as the inheritor of her PPP.